まい

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Japanese[edit]

Counter[edit]

まい (rōmaji -mai)

  1. : counter for flat thin objects or sheets

Noun[edit]

まい (rōmaji mai)

  1. 舞い, : a dance

Proper noun[edit]

まい (rōmaji Mai)

  1. 真以: A female given name
  2. 麻衣: A female given name
  3. : A female given name

Prefix[edit]

まい (rōmaji mai-)

  1. : each, every (day, week, weekend, time)

Suffix[edit]

まい (rōmaji -mai)

  1. don't think so
  2. will not, is not, is not, cannot be (indicates denial)
    いや、そんなことはあるまい
    Iya, sonna koto wa aru mai.
    Uh, no, there couldn't possibly be such thing.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Grammatically, this is an auxiliary verb. It is the negative form of だろう (darō) and volitional forms of verbs.
  • It attaches to the terminal form of godan verbs, but the imperfective form of ichidan verbs (although the terminal form of ichidan verbs is also seen). For the irregular verbs 来る and する, all of まい, まい, くるまい, まい (volitional), まい, and するまい (conjecture) have seen in use.
  • This particle always comes last, and attaches directly to ます in 丁寧語.

Kanji reading[edit]

まい (mai)

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